Caracterização da população pediátrica da consulta de odontopediatria da UCP

  • Jennifer Cardoso Pinto (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Introduction: Pediatric Dentistry is a branch of Medical Dentistry which involves the study, prevention, and treatment of oral health in children, from newborns to adolescence. Pediatric Dentist must focus, not only on treating, but on the development of a correct diagnosis, on prevention and interlinking of potential anomalies and bad occlusions that are detected. Objective: Characterize the pediatric population which comes to the University Dental Clinic of the Faculty of Dental Medicine of the Portuguese Catholic University of Viseu, surrounding ages
between 6 and 18 years. Analyze the Panoramic radiography present in the medical records of patients and determine the dental anomalies which are detectable radiographically and occur frequently in this pediatric population, as well as the dentition and teeth which are affected more frequently. Methods: Assay medical records and Panoramic radiography of Patients from the University Dental Clinic of the Faculty of Dental Medicine of the Portuguese Catholic University of Viseu. Any information related to the identification of pacients was kept confidential by the process of anonymity. Results: Regarding the characterization of the population, most patients have their first appointment after reaching the age of 5, having only one appointment per patient. Of a total of 352 selected patients, 87 did not have a Panoramic radiography on their medical records, 10 had Panoramic radiography but were unsatisfactory, preventing analysis. In the Panoramic radiography that were studied, 24 patients (9.4%) presented dental anomalies of number. Of the 24 patients, 19 had agenesis (7,45%) and 5 supernumerary teeth (1,96%). Only those with permanent dentition were affected by agenesis. The most affected teeth by agenesis were the 2nd mandibular premolar. The most frequent supernumerary tooth was the mesial tooth. Conclusion: The monitoring of teeth eruption and development of temporary, mixed and permanent dentition is a fundamental component for good oral health in pediatric patients.
Date of Award20 Jul 2021
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMariana Seabra (Supervisor) & Andreia Sofia de Paiva Figueiredo (Co-Supervisor)


  • Teeth anomalies
  • Panoramic radiography
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Hypodontia
  • Supernumeraries
  • Agenesis


  • Mestrado em Medicina Dentária

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